Acts of Love

Acts of Love directed by Isidore Bethel and Francis Leplay
I Documentary
Length I 70 minutes
Status I Production

A romance from the past continues in the present. Trying to find a way forward, a man arranges meetings with strangers on a dating app and asks them to make a film with him. What results is a fragmented story about love, disappointment, and desire as they spiral into forms of relationship that are beyond convention. Throughout, the filmmaker interrupts his interactions with these men to call his mother, who reluctantly offers her son criticism and devotion – other kinds of love.


Script and Direction I Isidore Bethel and Francis Leplay
Editing I Isidore Bethel and Francis Leplay

Production I Hutong Productions (France)
Co-production I Sin Sitio Cine (USA)

Support I Ile-de-France’s Writing Grant

Workshop I Agora Docs in Progress (Thessaloniki Film Festival)